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Resting in the Unknown

December 26, 2016, and we are at a powerful place of transition as a culture, as a species, as a world. 2016 is drawing to a close (THANK GOD!), and a new year, a new age, a new world is dawning.


We just don’t yet know what that new world will look like. We can hazard a few guesses – there will be a multitude of changes and many will choose fear in the face of these changes, especially those changes that bring endings and even death.  But in the midst of what some might call “fearful,” there also exists the promise of magnificent and magical things trying to be born into our world.

As change is our greatest fear as human beings (we fear it even more than death), this is a tenuous time, especially as we grasp after the illusion of surety in the face of cataclysmic change. We want to control the journey.  We want to know what is happening, where we are going and our role in all of this.  We want to know how these changes will affect us.  And we want to know all of it NOW!  We are not a patient species.

The thing is, we don’t get to know! We will only know it as it shows up, and even then, we might only get a glimpse.  We will grasp after labels and the illusion of a final decision, only to have it ripped from our clutches.  So, what are we to do in a time of such enormous change?


Yep, you heard it right. To quote a Course in Miracles, “We need do nothing.”  There is literally nothing we can, should or ought to be doing EXCEPT resting in the unknown as the old life comes to an end and the seeds of new life begin to find their roots.  Our job is to rest. To wait. To simply be.  Allowing the old to pass from our sight and the new to step forth into its place.  Here, we are resting in the unknown.

And BOY will we be UNCOMFORTABLE! We have been conditioned to be afraid when we are not in control.  We grow restless, impatient, anxious, worried.  When these emotions arise, it is even more critical that we DO NOTHING.  Acting out of fear only brings more fear, so don’t!  Sit with the discomfort.  Be with your restlessness, boredom, anxiousness, worry and fear.  Discipline yourself to BE not Do and as you are busy doing nothing, that which is coming into being will have the room, the space, the freedom (from your controlling hands) and the safety to come into the world on its own.  Much in the same way that a baby comes into the world on its own (when a birth is difficult, it is not the baby that is the problem), so too will the new life that is coming into the world through us.

Rest in the unknown and you will be thrilled at what comes forth – all on its own!


I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director, Author and Hands-on Healer. I offer services, programs and classes that empower you to hear the voice of the Divine that speaks from within you. It is the voice of the Divine that leads us to our highest truth, to the discovery and cultivation of our gifts and to a life of Authentic Freedom where we know contentment, compassion and joy. Your truth will set you free!

6 thoughts on “Resting in the Unknown

  1. Indeed your words are good counsel. I sit now in Florida I open myself to the warmth and the “flower power”, to borrow a phrase from the 60’s. Flowers are an overwhelming force for good on the world. The abundance of the bougainvillea is palpable with its crimson, purple and coral colors swirling and reaching out.
    . It penetrates and touches deep inside of us and we become slowly aware that as we wait we do have inborn abilities to
    effect the change that is brewing out there.– that mysteries lie within as well as without. We simply OPEN ourselves to let the synthesis happen between the two. We still DO nothing trusting in the power of the good within us coalesce with power without to form new creations.

  2. Hi Lauri, the blog mentions “when a birth is difficult, it is not the baby that is the problem”; reading into this, can you mention a little what may be the problem? Is it ancestral energy, the mother’s energy? Do you have a read on the potential problem?

    1. Hi Holly. I meant this from a purely mechanical perspective. Of course, it could be because the baby is breech (as was the case with my birth and my daughter’s) or that the baby’s head is too large for the birth canal. But ultimately, gravity and the contractions do what they are supposed to do – push the baby out. If the baby isn’t coming out something physical is in the way. I’m sure there could be ancestral, DNA, karmic issues that also come into play, but in this blog, I simply meant it from a mechanical perspective. Hope that clarifies things!

  3. Hi Lauri, Thank You for the clarification. I agree on your post, I thought maybe just maybe there was a subtle energy issue that contributed. Just checking to see if there was a viewpoint I was missing. Blessings…

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